Help with Printer

Posted on 2008-11-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15

We run a Win2K3 Terminal Server. We need to connect  a client box that is running Kubuntu 8.04 OS. Using the Linux Terminal Services Client on the Linux box we can connect (through the internet) to the WIn2K3 server OK. We can even get the local hard drive on the linux box to be seen on the Win2K3 Server & can copy and paste files between the two.

The problem is we have a Samsung ML-2010 printer but cannot get the printer re-direction right. Win2K3 just does not see it. The printer works fine as a local printer on the Linux box.

I went into the printers window on the Win2K3 box & into server properties to try to load the driver however we are presented with options to load 95, 98, ME, XP 32 & 64 bit drivers only. No Linux.

What I did notice in the Terminal Services Client provided with Kubuntu there is only an option to connect the Local Hard Drive & not printers, clipboard & serial ports etc etc that can be found in the Windows Terminal Client software.

I don't know if I need another Linux client that has that printer checkbox or what. If so could someone recommend one that will do the job

Any help is appreciated
Question by:Philsm
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I have never worked with Linux on a TS, but you are pretty much faking the TS out.. I would assume if you had the XP drivers on there then the server knows how to use the printer and should then make the virutal connection.. I would try loading that driver and see if it solves your problem.
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Here is a work around too.. never used it and not sure how much it costs but it is an option.


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Thanks for the quick reply. We have other Windows XP terminals that connect to the Win2K3 TS & use the same model printer &  the XP driver on the server is already installed  & works fine. Thanks anyway
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Thanks for that link but this must be free or open source solution
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See if something in this post will work for you:



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I actually tried to close this question before the last post was made see link


No one could help me in time, I had to return the box to the customer & there is no way (Due to time contraints) am I going to setup a test box just to see if the late post works. As no one helped me in time no points will be awarded

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